RE: [TalkAntietam] Cannon tubes just lying around?
- When I was there last November, there were at least 3 tubes laying there
near the wooden staircase.
From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Brian Downey
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 3:58 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Cannon tubes just lying around?
I saw a photo and discussion about a bronze 6-pounder gun tube in the
grass "behind" the Antietam Natl Cemetery here:
This seems at least a little odd. I can't believe the Park Service
knows about this, and if so, that the gun isn't be better
Anybody know anything about this? Or perhaps recommend someone at the
Park to ask?
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- The maintenance area adjoins the cemertery and they often have tubes
"dumped" there while carriages are being painted, repaired, etc. The
two cement strips next the left side appear to be mounts for the
carriage commonly used with placing cannon on the field, so it is
logical that they dumped this while removing the carriage. I was told
tonight at Paul's retirement party that there is some reallocation of
guns being made around the park, and no doubt refurbishing of carriages
To lift that tube would take several burly fellows, the tube is likely
850+ pounds. Any vehicle lifting it would have to pass through the
maintenance area and a couple gates, so it is a relatively secure place,
and all the data about it is on record.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
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